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Operation Deep Freeze over for another season as final 'skibird' returns

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Several Capital Region aircrew members of the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing returned to Schenectady County Airport Thursday night after a long trip back from Antarctica. The unit's redeployment marks the 25th anniversary of Antarctic operations for the 109th Airlift Wing. The return of the final "skibird" also marks the official end of the unit's support to Operation Deep Freeze for this year and a milestone for the wing. Other planes and ...

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